Saturday, May 30, 2009



We were driving down the street and I spied this at a yard sale, that we almost drove right on by. The woman was asking 12 dollars but told me i could take it for 10 dollars......YES 10 DOLLARS!!!!, how could i refuse that deal. It is in good shape, and the inside of the doors are wicker. I have no idea how old this is or what it was originally used for. I have visions of it being painted in a nice cream color and new hardware. I also think it would make a nice tv stand. Before i put my hands on it, i am open to ideas. Im so excited i can hardly wait to bring it into the house.



Keetha Broyles said...

My guess is it WAS originally a TV stand/entertainment center, so you are RIGHT ON TRACT with your planned usage of it.

SILVIA said...

wow Janet, what a great find,i'll be thrilled if i find a piece like this too....i'm thinking black or cream...either way it'll be awesome!..thanks for coming by i'll reveal my basement next week lol,this so fun..hope you are having a great weekend ,very nice over here in Windsor... i'll be back later my friend..


Dawn said...

Luv that!!! What a great find, Janet!!!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Very cute! I look forward to seeing what you do with it!


Christina said...


This is an incredible find. I think it would be great in cream. If you like distressing on the edges, that would be pretty too.

Look forward to seeing what you decide to do.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You gals and your yard sales, I never find anything good at them. I love the peice and look forward to seeing what you do with it. You said on my blog that you did not have a fireplace...You can always just put a mantel on the wall. That is what I did in my diningroom. thanks for the sweet comment.

DesignTies said...

Nice cabinet, Janet :-)

I actually really like the hardware. I think you should re-use it after you paint the cabinet. It's pretty and unique and gives the piece character.

Jackson enjoyed his birthday burger :-) Next birthday is Squirt on Tuesday :-)


Shelia said...

Hi Janet! Oh, I think you got a great bargain! Love this piece and what great storage it will make! Can't wait to see the reveal!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa (aka) French said...

What a great find you gotta love those;) Hugs French

Love it ! said...

You should leave the hardware as is. If you change to a trendy handle/knob it will lose the charcter.
The front of the doors look like harlequin design veneer...
I am partial to cream painted pieces :)

Traci said...

This is a great piece of furniture! For only $10.00...amazing! I think it would look great white (with glaze) or black. And new hardware would be a great finishing touch. Yeah for you!

Madame Meg said...

Oh wow, great find! Will you be able to retain the diamond pattern on the front? I love your idea of going with a cream color, but I agree with those that vote to keep the hardware- I think it's so out it's in again!
Thanks for your stopping by my blog Monday!
- Meg

Shelia said...

Hi Janet! Thanks for popping in to see my Fish Jugs! Now, are you working on that great piece you've just purchased?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Don't you just love "drive by" finds like this? And what a great price!

It is very the wicker inside. It has such good storage. Would even be good in a bathroom or bedroom.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

artis1111 said...

This does look like it is perfect for you. What about a green. Kathy

santamaker said...

What a fun piece to work with!
I would paint it in a cream color, but tape off the diamond pattern on the doors and fill them in with a deeper shade of cream or tan. Can't wait to see what you decide.